Today's News

  • Patio time

    Signs of spring are blooming all over Lee and Lou C. “Lucy” Thomas’ yard at 926 Meadow Drive in Lancaster’s  Forest Hills neighborhood. 

    The abundance of daffodils caught the eye of Joyce Morin of The Lancaster Garden Club.  Morin selected the Thomas yard as the March Yard of the Month sponsored by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

    “The yard is absolutely awash with daffodils and neat as a pin,” Morin said.  “It’s a very pretty house and the effect is very striking.”

  • USC wants more wins

    FORT LAWN In five seasons at the University of South Carolina, Gamecock football coach Steve Spurrier has fashioned a 35-28 record – an average of seven wins per season.

    Spurrier isn’t satisfied.

    “We’re not happy winning seven games a season,” said Spurrier, the guest speaker at the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club meeting Monday night at the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn where the meeting drew 224 USC fans. “We still have hopes of putting a pretty talented team together.

  • LHS rebounds for region win

    The Lancaster Bruins rebounded in Region IV-AAAA play, taking a 9-6 home baseball win over Ridge View on Tuesday night.

    Bruins’ senior right-hander Trevor Hammond, who worked 6.1 innings, was the winner, posting seven strikeouts. He allowed seven hits and one walk.

    Zack Rollings and Trai Sanders got the final two outs, with Sanders registering a game-ending strikeout with the bases loaded.

    LHS, 1-3, 3-9, was led by Scott Mathis, who had three hits, including a first-inning two-run home run.

  • Trailer filled with church equipment stolen

    The dark building was filled to capacity. Loud music was in the air. Young children, teenagers and adults were all in attendance.

    There was excitement, laughter, clapping, singing and one lone black light shown through the darkness. This was the scene that took place on Jan. 3, at Sand Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw.

    The Sand Hill Baptist Puppet Team was presenting their black light spectacular performance. This 10-year ministry began with a small seed that God turned into a garden.

  • Intimidator equals tourism

    A new high-speed roller coaster could help boost the state’s economy, attracting tourists and creating several jobs, said Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer at an unveiling March 26.

    Bauer was one of several people to speak last week at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Carowinds’ newest roller coaster, the Dale Earnhardt-themed Intimidator. Carowinds is an amusement park located near I-77 on the border of North and South Carolina.  

  • City Council to discuss former employee grievance today

    There is a special City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the City Council chambers. The agenda includes citizen comments, employee comments and an executive session to review a grievance filed by a former city employee.

    Pat Parsons, a sergeant with the Lancaster Police Department, was fired March 2 following complaints from Angela Thompson and her son, LaDarius Truesdale.

    The city of Lancaster's employee grievance committee recently voted to reinstate Parsons, a former detective.

    Check our Web site later for an update on the meeting.

  • Lancaster Speedway sports action-packed night in opener

    The 56th Lancaster Motor Speedway was a beautiful Saturday night for racing with a packed house.

    With heat winners Randy Smith and Chad Paxton on the front row for the limited late model race, the fans knew this race was going to be interesting with $2,000 on the line.

  • Lancers sweep Fire Ants

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers swept three games from host USC-Sumter over the weekend.

    The Lancers blanked Sumter 2-0 behind Taylor Johnson, 1-2, who worked seven innings and hurled a two-hitter. He fanned five and allowed two walks.

    Chip Mallory had a hit and drove in a run. David Stone drove in a run.

    Dedric Mingo, Dee Jones, Taylor Johnson and Michael Cobb each had a hit. Will Simpson drilled a double.

  • Bruins avenge loss to Vols

    Lancaster gained revenge in the rematch.

    A week after Andrew Jackson rolled to a 12-3 road baseball win over rival Lancaster, the Bruins turned the diamond tables on the Vols.

    Lancaster scored at least one run in all but two innings on the way to an 18-11 win over AJ on Saturday afternoon.

    Bruins hurler Trai Sanders worked five innings and allowed three hits and two walks. He fanned four in the win. Ritchie Robinson worked the final two innings for LHS.

  • AJ's Miller solid in all-star action

    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH Andrew Jackson High School basketball standout Ryan Miller once again proved he belonged.

    Miller, AJ’s 6-5 senior star, had a solid game in the 62nd annual North-South game at North Myrtle Beach High School on Saturday afternoon.

    Miller’s North team took a 113-104 loss in a game, which was fast-paced from start to finish.

    Miller, in 18 minutes of play, scored five points and grabbed nine rebounds, seven on the defensive end.